Deadpool Star Morena Baccarin Reveals Why She Was Rejected For Avengers Role

The Avengers was released in 2012, marking the first time that all of the MCU’s main characters appeared in the same project alongside each other. Fans got to see what it was like to hear the banter between heroes like Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, and ultimately how a cast of main characters could all fit into the same movie together.

When it comes to casting, Marvel Studios is often praised for the choices it makes. Characters from the franchise tend to appear in multiple films. Thus, when an actor is confirmed in a role, he must be prepared for the long term. After seeing a certain actor as the same character so many times, the viewer gets used to it, and it’s hard to imagine someone else in the same role.


In The Avengers, actress Cobie Smulders got her start in the MCU as Agent Maria Hill, and she still plays the character to this day. However, when the auditions were rolling, another actress was also a favorite for the role, and she recently revealed why she didn’t get it.

Morena Baccarin on Almost Playing at Maria Hill


Actress Morena Baccarin, known for playing the character of Vanessa in Marvel’s dead Poolrecently joined The happy sad confused podcast to talk about her audition for the role of Maria Hill in The Avengers.

The director of The AvengersJoss Whedon, reportedly liked Baccarin for the role, but Baccarin said on the podcast that she “didn’t get [the premise of the role] at all“and just”I couldn’t see it on the page:”


“I didn’t understand at all, I didn’t understand at all. I love it [Joss Whedon] brought me here for this. He kept telling me that she was like Sigourney Weaver in Alien, that she had that kind of tough side to her, and I was like, “I don’t get it.” I couldn’t see it on the page, I couldn’t do it.”

Baccarin also revealed that she “testedalongside Cobie Smulders, the actress who eventually landed the role. dead Pool The actress also said she could tell Smulders would be the one who “get this part:”

“I tested. I was there with Cobie, we tested against each other and I was like, ‘She’s going to get this role, I can see that. He wanted me to be emotional but hold everything back and be tough, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re asking me to do. I can’t do it.'”

Baccarin then said that not getting the role was not something that upset her and agreed that Smulders was the right fit for the part.

Morena Baccarin back for Deadpool 3?

It’s not because Morena Baccarin didn’t land the role of Maria Hill in The Avengers, that doesn’t mean she won’t appear in the MCU in the future. The actress played a big role in both dead Pool movies like Ryan Reynold‘s love interest Wade Wilson.


After Marvel Studios acquired the rights to Deadpool, fans knew it was only a matter of time before Merc with a Mouth made its MCU debut. Although the character hasn’t officially appeared in any movie or Disney+ series, he was seen alongside Taika Waititi’s Korg in a promotional video for Ryan Reynold’s 2021 film. free guy. It made the buzz Dead Pool 3 even bigger, and it is a project that has been confirmed for the future.

Many fans will recall that Baccarin’s character, Vanessa, died in the opening scene of Deadpool 2, making it unlikely that she will reappear in the future. However, for viewers who stuck around for the post-credits scene, Wade was able to step back in time and, according to him, “clean up timelinesby changing different events in the past.

The first place he transported himself to was his apartment, where he managed to save Vanessa from the shooting that ultimately led to her death.


This opens up a loophole that her death never actually happened, and with time travel being so integral to the MCU, fans can expect Vanessa to return for the trio.

The Avengers is currently streaming on Disney+, and Dead Pool 3 is in development at Marvel Studios.


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